Rina Piccolo

Rina Piccolo is a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Barrons, Reader's Digest, and many more. Rina describes her love of the Branch, particularly the gallery spaces, and the garden, where she spends a good amount of her time drawing and writing.


Notes from Rina Piccolo's Sketchbook

Notes from Rina Piccolo's sketchbook.

"Like how can you ever have a happy moment that involves a rat? Especially a city rat."

Garden behind Lillian H. Smith Branch

"I felt so at home here...because physically it's a fun building. It's got two great galleries...Again, I felt, wow, I'm in the right neighbourhood. Not only is it downtown, so it's got that nice vibe to it, but I've got great exhibitions of art work and literature a block away from me and that is so important to me."